Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Admission / Financial Aid, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

The University is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplingers Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,200 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students as a research-intensive institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation.

With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The Daniels College of Business (DCB) offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at 

Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for marketing Daniels to prospective students and parents; overseeing participation in all University of Denver (DU) administered admission events; manage the pre-business pathways process; and continually improving enrollment (yield) campaigns based on tracking and reporting of Daniels Undergraduate enrollment data.

Position Summary

The Undergraduate Programs Office provides comprehensive student services to undergraduate business students at the University of Denver. The office offers academic advising, career development, and other student support.

Essential Functions


  • Collaborate with the Office of Admission in identifying and recruiting students to the Daniels College of Business.
  • Oversee College recruiting events and participation in events sponsored by the DU Office of Admission for prospective and accepted students and parents.
  • Create and foster relationships with local community colleges
  • Meet and correspond with prospective students and parents.
  • Plan and deliver information sessions and recruiting events for prospective students and parents, in conjunction with Undergraduate Programs staff.
  • Understand goals and mission of DU/Daniels liberal arts and business education curriculum, with demonstrated ability to articulate these to external stakeholders.
  • Recruit, train, and manage current student ambassadors to participate in prospective student visits
  • Provide admission reports and class profile reports.
  • Monitor and manage undergraduate enrollment levels and provide periodic reports
  • Travel locally to high schools, fairs, potentially travel out of state to high-yield areas for Daniels and/or DU.


  • Develop and manage communications plans and marketing materials to prospective students and parents, and to DU admissions counselors.
  • Manage outreach and yield campaigns to accepted students and scholarship recipients.
  • Liaison with Office of Communication and Marketing to coordinate marketing efforts
  • Create and contribute meaningful content to the Undergraduate Programs’ social media outlets to attract qualified and diverse student populations
  • Update Undergraduate Programs collateral for prospective students as necessary


  • Generate strategic plan for outreach and yield campaigns, in collaboration with the Office of Admission and Daniels Undergraduate Programs, to increase recruitment of applicants from diverse backgrounds
  • Participate in strategic planning, development and management process in support of undergraduate student services.


  • Monitor and track progress of pre-business students in completion of requirements to apply to pursue a business major in Daniels; communicate with those who are not on track to let them know their standing and ensure they have access to academic resources to facilitate their success.
  • Facilitate tutoring opportunities with academic departments
  • Seek to develop relationships with other units on campus to ensure collaboration and coordination related to the pre-business pathways.
  • Assist with academic advising during peak advising weeks.
  • Assist with the pre-orientation and orientation initiatives for new students.


  • Serve on campus or college committees as requested.
  • Liaison with the dual-degree programs within DCB and across DU
  • Actively participate in the programs and activities of the Undergraduate Programs.
  • Represent the Daniels College and DU both internally and externally on committees and task forces.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High-level organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand enrollment reports and student records and demonstrate the ability to generate accurate reports and analyses.
  • Ability to synthesize data and facilitate strategic planning around growth areas.
  • Ability to clearly and compellingly communicate the features and benefits of the Daniels College of Business to prospective students and parents, including the ability to convey overall college benefits available.
  • Ability to define prospective student needs and customize responses accordingly.
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with students and/or parents, and be able to clearly communicate and sell them on the Colleges vision.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, enhancing the capabilities of others.
  • Excellent customer experience skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience in student services and higher education.
  • Demonstrated understanding and execution of student and family (as customer) experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience overseeing student enrollment and yield campaigns.
  • Experience with social media and digital marketing
  • Knowledge of student lifecycle from prospective student to graduate.
  • Ability to quickly connect with prospective students and their families; serve as an outstanding ambassador for Daniels and DU.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing tools a plus.

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 10, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$62,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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